Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Prison Break Came After Training to Prevent Inmate Escape; Walker Jumped Wall of Facility

Four days since his recapture, escaped inmate Winston Walker is now in maximum security, under 24-hour watch at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

Walker who was on remand, escaped the facility on Wednesday, and after a manhunt for the 30-year-old Jamaican national, he was found on a property in the Sea Breeze area.

Walker, accused of attempted murder, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, is now on lockdown for 24 hours,  each day of the week, to prevent another escape.

A prison officer who did not wish to be identified said Walker’s escape came after four weeks of intense training in inmate escape prevention.

But Walker escaped nonetheless when he was permitted to go to the Medical Department during which, a fight escalated in the upstairs area of the facility. Walker used the distraction to escape, jumping over a wall at the back of the prison.

According to reports, other inmates watching did not alert authorities, but only shouted, “Freedom, freedom, freedom.”

Walker escaped Wednesday afternoon and was captured at 1 am on Thursday when officers from Operation Ceasefire, responded to a call about ”a prowler” on a property in the area.

Authorities at the prison have since placed locks on the back gate of the facility as an added measure to prevent escapes.


Inmate Back in Police Custody After Escaping Prison

Winston Walker, the man who escaped the Bahamas Department of Corrections on Wednesday was captured early Thursday morning without incident.

The Jamaican national was spotted walking in the early morning hours in the Sea Breeze area, which is not far from the facility, after residents saw a “prowler” on a property.

Officers of Operation Ceasefire responded and arrested the 30-year-old escapee after 1 am.

Walker, accused of attempted murder, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, escaped the remand unit of the facility, causing alarm.

Officials still have not revealed how Walker escaped the prison.

Escaped Jamaican Prisoner Is Considered Dangerous

A Jamaican prisoner, accused of attempted murder, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery, escaped the Bahamas Department of Corrections on Wednesday, causing alarm.

Officials have not revealed how Winston Walker escaped the prison, but National Security Minister Wayne Munroe only confirmed the escape.

The 30-year-old is believed to have been on remand when he ran away. Police are now combing the area of Fox Hill for the dangerous escapee.

Walker is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, of slim build, with black hair, dark brown eyes and fair complexion.

When he escaped the prison compound, he was wearing a long sleeve red shirt and gray pants. Officials do not know if he has a change of clothes.

A resident of the area near the prison heard the alarm turned on when Walker escaped the compound earlier in the day, but the public was not made aware until later on Wednesday afternoon.

Walker’s last known address is #34 Rupert Dean Lane, Big Pond.

An investigation has begun into his escape from the housing unit of the prison and may prompt major adjustments in the correctional system.

If you see Walker or know of his whereabouts, you are asked to call the police at 911 or CDU at 502-9991.